Month: January 2012

NYT: Perils of “Bite Size” Science

Marco Bertamini (psychologist at the University of Liverpool) and Marcus R. Munafo (psychologist at the University of Bristol), writing in the New York Times, question the wisdom of sliced-and-diced science article publishing, the tendency among some scholars and researchers to get out the door the smallest publishable unit (with the result of adding more publications … Continue reading NYT: Perils of “Bite Size” Science


CFS: Int’l J Maternal & Child Health and AIDS

Call for Papers International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) invites contributions from public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and experts in maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS around the world for its inaugural issue scheduled to publish in June 2012. IJMA is a multidisciplinary, … Continue reading CFS: Int’l J Maternal & Child Health and AIDS

CFP: Symposia: History, Science, Tech, Med

The 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine will be held at the University of Manchester, UK, from Monday 22-Sunday 28 July 2013. The Congress website is at: The theme of the Congress is ‘Knowledge at Work.’ We construe the theme broadly to include studies of the creation, dissemination and deployment … Continue reading CFP: Symposia: History, Science, Tech, Med

CFS: Families & Communication Privacy

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the Journal of Family Communication: Families and Communication Privacy Management Guest Editors: Sandra Petronio, IUPUI, and Mary Claire Morr Serewicz, University of Denver Mission of Special Issue: This special issue is geared toward investigations into family issues surrounding the management of disclosure, confidentiality, and overall privacy … Continue reading CFS: Families & Communication Privacy

CFP: Colo Ethics Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: CHEF 2012: Borders and Barriers: Mapping a Moral Path Deadline: February 15th, 2012 The 2012 Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum Conference will be held April 26th and 27th, 2012 at The Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens in Thornton, Colorado. This year’s theme is Borders and Barriers: Mapping a Moral Path. Ethics is … Continue reading CFP: Colo Ethics Forum

CFP: Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference Location: France | Call for Papers Deadline: February 10, 2012 The purpose of this conference is twofold: firstly, to engage researchers with different cultural, political, philosophical, religious backgrounds in a debate on the close relation between entity and identity in bioethics; and secondly, to obtain a better … Continue reading CFP: Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

Read and Follow the Instructions

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Lingua Franca" blog, editor Carol Saller asks, "What’s So Hard About Reading a Cover Letter?"  The article highlights the importance of a scholar's carefully reading and diligently following editors' instructions, especially regarding copy editing changes.

CFS: Hektoen Int’l (Medical humanities)

Hektoen International, founded in Fall 2008, is a journal that explores the interdisciplinary field of the medical humanities. It is published online by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, a not-for-profit organization promoting medical research and education. The journal is named in honor of Doctor Ludvig Hektoen, a distinguished professor of pathology at the University of … Continue reading CFS: Hektoen Int’l (Medical humanities)